Top 10 NLL moves of the 2020-21 offseason

3. Zed Williams swapped for Dan Coates

Image courtesy of the Colorado Mammoth.

In arguably the biggest trade of the offseason, the Colorado Mammoth sent defenseman and captain Dan Coates to the Georgia Swarm in exchange for Zed Williams and the 24th and 26th pick in the 2020 NLL Draft.

Coates moved to Georgia after spending his first 9 seasons in Colorado. The Swarm will look to Coates to fill the hole left after the aforementioned Jason Noble trade. Coates seems to be fitting in nicely with his current teammates as was already named assistant captain for the coming season.

Williams heads to Colorado following his best professional field season, which saw him MVP honors at the Premier Lacrosse League bubble over the summer. The 3-year vet joins a Mammoth squad that saw a number of roster changes on the offensive side of the ball in the offseason (see #9 and #7).

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Adam Moore is a Delco native, co-founder/host of Pro Lacrosse Talk and managing editor of Lacrosse Playground. He also has a passion for sports history and serves as Lacrosse Playground's creative director. Adam has been writing on lacrosse for more than a decade and has been published online with The Capital Gazette and US Lacrosse Magazine. Adam played four years of college lacrosse as a goaltender for Elizabethtown College. When he’s not covering pro lacrosse, he can be found coaching at Boys’ Latin School in Baltimore and watching Philadelphia sports.

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